Farouk Shami's file


Democrat from Texas

Farouk Shami is a Palestinian-born businessman from Houston. He is the founder and chairman of Farouk Systems, Inc., a $1 billion corporation known for it's BioSilk and CHI hair care product lines.

The PolitiFact scorecard

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Farouk Shami's website

Recent statements involving Farouk Shami




Shami is distorting — and neglecting — some crucial details


Innocents may have been executed, but that's not certain

Recent stories featuring Farouk Shami

Five years of truths and not-so-truths

Light the candles. We're five years old.

Rick Perry pitch touches on fact-checked claims

Perry’s fresh pitch-and-woo for businesses to move to Texas touches on established claims about jobs and people heading our way.

The Truth-O-Meter rated the claims Mostly True to False.

My opponent is... RICH!

A quarter century ago, legislative hopeful Rick Perry of Haskell filed paperwork with the state indicating he was worth about $13,000. By 2009, we figure, Gov. Perry was worth a little more than $1 million. That is, his net worth increased 77-fold in 24 years.

Why care? Well, how politicians make money is often an attack point — sometimes clear-cut enough for the Truth-O-Meter.

Candidates use and abuse numbers to make a point

An $18 billion budget shortfall plus $1.7 billion in operating losses plus 850,000 jobs adds up to fodder for the Truth-O-Meter.